VC Ranked 25th Best Regional College in the North by U.S. News & World Report

Southern Vermont College (SVC) has been ranked the 25th best regional college in the north. The report was announced by the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2019.

The SVC community is pleased and honored to receive this recognition. “This U.S. News ranking acknowledges the hard work of everyone in the SVC community in ensuring that our students have excellent opportunities for success, and reflects greatly improved graduation rates and a stronger academic focus over the past several years,” said SVC President Prof. Kelan Briggs. “Our engaging academic and co-curricular offerings and intense focus on the potential of every individual student to thrive here make our wonderful college special.”

The data U.S. News gathers on colleges – and the rankings of the schools that arise from these data – serve as an objective guide by which prospective students can compare the academic quality of schools. The 2019 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges, along with college visits and interviews, is a helpful means of finding the right fit.

According to, “The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality. They allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out colleges already on your short list, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar metrics and thus broaden your options Along with the rankings is a searchable online directory of school profiles. Each one includes data used in the rankings, user reviews of schools, plus key characteristics on applying, academics, cost, student life, safety, services, post-graduate employment and salary outcomes.”